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Missouri Swede

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  1. Missouri Swede

    USGA/R&A Finalize 2019 Rules of Golf

    Yeah, it's nice when laws of physics step aside momentarily so luck can take over.
  2. Missouri Swede

    USGA/R&A Finalize 2019 Rules of Golf

    They say not for "higher levels of play, such as professional or elite amateur level competitions," so if they wanted to exclude casual rounds as well, I think they would have specified that as well. I tried looking up the local rule in the 2019 RoG app, but didn't see it in rule 18. Must be somewhere else.
  3. Missouri Swede

    USGA/R&A Finalize 2019 Rules of Golf

    Why would this debate have arisen recently? Under the current rules, it's stroke and distance penalty for losing a ball (in the rough, or even in the fairway) or for "strategically positioning" it OB, while just a 1-stroke penalty for a water hazard. If I understand correctly, the new rules for lost/OB balls allow for a local rule to put a new ball into play up where the original ball is lost (instead of going back to the tee). But to keep the scoring the same, it takes 2 strokes to keep the penalty the same. Current: Tee shot lost/OB (1), penalty stroke (2), re-tee shot (3), and now hitting 4th shot approaching green. New local rule: Tee shot lost/OB (1), dropping in area according to new local rule with penalty strokes (2 and 3), and how hitting 4th shot approaching green. So if they don't like the new rules, they also should be even more upset about the current rules. Edit: (After reading what @iacas posted): A lost ball or OB ball is worse than one in a hazard. The penalty reflects that.
  4. Missouri Swede

    Breaking the rules on PGA Champion's Tour?

  5. Missouri Swede

    Post Your GAME Golf Rounds

    Evidently, I went to Ireland this last week. While there I played one hole of golf and got a hole in one (which would be my first) using my hybrid on a 7946 yard hole.🤣 I must have been quite impressed and so overwhelmed that I didn't finish the round. Yeah, I suppose if it really happened, I might not ever pick up a club again. (Actually, a round was dropped while uploading a couple weeks ago. They're working to recover it, and this showed up in my account somehow. Don't tell my wife. She would have wanted to come with.)
  6. Missouri Swede

    Holed or no?

    Yep. US Open style.
  7. Missouri Swede

    What driver brand do you use?

    Me too! But can't quite justify it to myself yet.
  8. Missouri Swede

    Holed or no?

    Or add in a slope to the green. (Not to scale, of course. I'll defer to those with engineering/mathematical skills calculate the needed slopes/angles.) But if I came across this in play, I'm not sure how you'd actually measure whether or not the bottom of the ball is under the dotted line. (Unless the flagstick was almost at the edge of the hole so it was pretty obvious that it's above it.) Maybe slide a scorecard under it from the side?
  9. Missouri Swede

    What driver brand do you use?

    I like my Callaway RazrFit. I demoed the Ping G400max briefly while they were writing up paperwork on my new Ping irons a few months ago (so not a real fitting), and results were similar.
  10. Missouri Swede

    11 Reasons You Stink at Golf

    I get what he’s going after: faster clubhead at impact will give you greater distance. But I suspect that suboptimal impact conditions with the driver also decrease distance for many of us. (E.g., point of impact on clubface, angles in-out/up-down)
  11. Missouri Swede

    USGA/R&A Finalize 2019 Rules of Golf

    It's up. Yeah, it seems strange that they "updated" the app by completely eliminating the current valid rules and putting in the upcoming rules, and then make us download the 2018 rules as a separate app.
  12. You don't know where your house is? Golf ball preservation isn't your biggest problem.
  13. Missouri Swede

    14 rules of golf Etiquette

    9. Placing bag on a tee box. --Tee box isn't even defined in RoG.
  14. Missouri Swede

    Cheap, 3 Piece, Yellow Golf Balls

    Volvik DS 55 Yellow Golf Balls. $22.99 a dozen. I haven't played them, though.

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